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Stephen Whelan

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Wage-cutting strategies in the mining industry

Ausralia’s resource sector historically delivers good paying jobs to workers in regional and rural Australia. But increasingly, these jobs are being casualised, and in many cases replaced with contractual labour, procured through labour-hire. This report explores the broader economic impact of these wage-cutting strategies that...
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Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose...
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Pathways to housing tax reform

This research is the final report of the AHURI inquiry into ‘Pathways to Housing Tax Reform in Australia.’ It features real-world modelling and implementation time frames to steer tax settings that progress the efficiency, equity and sustainability of housing tax policy, and also presents meaningful...
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Asset portfolio retirement decisions: the role of the tax and transfer system

This report examines how the rules embedded in the tax and transfer system, especially in relation to the age pension, may impact on household choices.
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Inquiry into housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth

This research presents evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels - housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption.